We love stories of cultural harmony and making us feel all warm
inside is Starfish Communications’ new account, a credit card backed by
the Irish to help Sikhs. No, really.
The new MasterCard is being underwritten by the Bank of Ireland after
close liaison with the Sikh Trust and is believed to be the first credit
card linked to a religion.
The bank makes a donation of pounds 10 to the Sikh Trust whenever
somebody opens an account, and further donations are made based on
The affair helps Sikhs fulfil their religious obligations to do sewa
(service) by ploughing cash back into temples and community
’1999 marks the 300th birthday of the Khalsa Nation and so it is
appropriate that we mark this in a modern way - by issuing the first 300
Sikh Trust MasterCards,’ said Sarwan Singh, chairman of the Sikh Trust.